After the recent mid-cycle update, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica will come without more important changes, even though some sources suggest more novelties for the next year. The recent refresh has brought a lot of interesting things. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the styling. Still, changes on the inside are notable as well, especially in terms of a new infotainment system and a bigger touchscreen. Also, many will appreciate the fact that the hybrid version is no longer a separated version but a powertrain option offered across the range. Some rumors say we could see another powertrain option for the next year, in the form of 2022 Chrysler Pacifica SRT but chances to see this happen are actually pretty small.
All in all, you may count on the same overall design and driving experience. This is a well-designed minivan that looks attractive, offers lots of features and rides pretty well for the class. When it comes to things you probably won’t like, we should mention subpar seats quality and not particularly great predicted reliability rating.
2022 Chrysler Pacifica Design
We definitely don’t expect to see any notable change in terms of base design characteristics. This minivan has been updated recently and that refresh has brought a completely new styling. The new version looks far better than before, bolder and more SUV-like. Of course, the biggest changes came to the front, where you can see completely new headlights, a massive mech grille and a pretty sporty bumper. Changes in other aspects are pretty notable too. The overall visual impression is pretty good, considering that we are still talking about a minivan.
All in all, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica will carry on with the same design. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see some smaller updates, in the form of new color options and similar things.
Once again, no bigger changes should come. Simply, the overall cabin look seemed that good that even the recent update didn’t bring any significant change. Still, keep in mind the new infotainment screen, which definitely has a big impact on the overall visual appeal. We are happy to see that those physical controls have remained untouched as well. The overall quality is pretty good and you can find a lot of quality materials around the cabin.
Still, we presume that those who are interested in buying this minivan care more about interior space. With more than 121 inches in wheelbase, it’s no wonder that all three rows of seats are spacious. However, seats could be better in terms of comfort and support. When it comes to 2022 Chrysler Pacifica cargo dimensions, things will also remain untouched. This means you may count on about 32.3 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 87.5 cubic feet behind the second row, and a total of 140.5 cubic feet with both of these rows folded.
Yearly updates are usually about adding new features to the list of standard equipment. So, we may see a couple of novelties for the next year as well. However, most of the things should remain the same. So, base models will come equipped with goodies like remote start, tri-zone climate control, a 10.1-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, wireless Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio etc. The list of options will include tech goodies like navigation, a 13-speaker Alpine stereo, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, additional USB ports, an overhead DVD player, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, as well as a panoramic sunroof.
2022 Chrysler Pacifica Engines
Things under the hood definitely won’t change. So, you may count on a familiar gasoline V6 model and the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which will continue with the same setup. Base models use a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which is good for 287 horsepower. That’s a pretty sufficient amount of power and driving dynamics are actually pretty good. After all, this large minivan needs just 7.5 seconds to hit sixty. The hybrid version is also based on a V6 engine, unlike the new Wrangler Hybrid which features a turbo-four engine, and comes with two electric motors. However, the max output goes around 260 horsepower, so it is actually slightly slower than the gasoline-powered model.
When it comes to 2022 Chrysler Pacifica mpg ratings, gasoline models will be good for about 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. On the other side, the hybrid returns around 30 mpg combined. Also, you may count on 32 miles in the all-electric mode.
2022 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date and Price
Since there are no significant changes to come, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica should arrive sometime in the last quarter of 2021. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 36.000 dollars.